The Atlanta attacks that led to the death of eight people, the majority of whom were Asian American women, is a hate crime. These actions reflect an alarming rise in violence and hate directed toward the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. We acknowledge and condemn these acts and support the AAPI community. The actions do not represent our feelings for our AAPI neighbors. We must eliminate racism and bigotry. We must commit to a city where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and safe.